BRAZIL: Hail to the Chief!

Firecrackers popped and bands blared at Rio's international airport last week. It was 107° in the shade. A yelling, flag-waving mob broke through the police cordon and surged forward to greet President-elect Juscelino Kubitschek, returning from a slashing three-week tour of the U.S. and nine European nations with bolstered prestige and a handsome collection of medals.*

Carried on men's shoulders from Constellation to open Cadillac. Kubitschek rode triumphantly down Rio's streets, trailed by trucks and buses jammed with cheering fans. Beside him sat blue-eyed Julia Kubitschek, 83. weeping happily at the homage paid to her only son. In Rio's parklike...

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